Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Dentsides Ford Truck

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-07-2013, 07:59 PM
tbear853's Avatar
tbear853 tbear853 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 1,724
tbear853 has a good reputation on FTE.tbear853 has a good reputation on FTE.
1G alternator options?

Today I notice a slite bit of alternator whine from my '77 F-150's original still Ford 1G _ 60 amp alternator. The number on it is D7AE 10300 EA.

I guess I'll soon be considering whether to swap in a later style 3G alternator or simply to rebuild / upgrade this one.
I wonder, has anyone here used the upgrade kits that promise 80 amps?

Part # HO-7003 Ford 1G Series 80A Alternator Upgrade/Repair Kit
Quote:
FORD ALTERNATOR 80 AMP UPGRADE KIT Fits the standard External Regulator alt. from 35 to 65 amps., single or double pulleys, used on Ford cars, light trucks, marine, industrial and other applications from 1965-1985.

Part #HO-7003 Kit Contents:

1- Brush holder assembly
2- 10-32 nuts
1- 1/4-28 nut
1- Positive battery post
4- Insulators
1- OEM Rated Rectifier
1- Stator
1- Step-by-Step Instruction

HO7003
That and a set of bearings I'm thinking?
522 Alternator Bearing Kit 6203 and Needle Bearing
Quote:
# 522 ALTERNATOR BEARING KIT Replaces the front 6203 and rear needle bearings on Ford, GM and Chrysler alternators, used in the mentioned applications from 1961-1986. 100% New
Thoughts?



__________________
There's 2007 and there's 1977...
...
two good years for trucks ...



...
and whatever you do, Have a Safe Trip!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-07-2013, 11:00 PM
bighatchy bighatchy is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 124
bighatchy is starting off with a positive reputation.
A 3G swap will cost much less that kit. I have less than $50 into mine and that included buying a brand new mega fuse and holder from oreilly
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-07-2013, 11:05 PM
tbear853's Avatar
tbear853 tbear853 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 1,724
tbear853 has a good reputation on FTE.tbear853 has a good reputation on FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bighatchy View Post
A 3G swap will cost much less that kit. I have less than $50 into mine and that included buying a brand new mega fuse and holder from oreilly
Yeah ..... I was just fishing for any other points of view .... but I think the 3G is the way to go too.

Thanks though .....
__________________
There's 2007 and there's 1977...
...
two good years for trucks ...



...
and whatever you do, Have a Safe Trip!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-08-2013, 12:17 AM
gpence's Avatar
gpence gpence is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Palmyra
Posts: 840
gpence is starting off with a positive reputation.
Greg Pence
GM 1 wire 120 amp alt. Just for the simple fact that if & when that taurus alt goes bad its gonna cost ya what?? $200 for a new one or around a $100 to have it rebuilt. Where as the GM is dirt cheap new/used/rebuilt. I know its a GM part blah blah blah & I hate useing anything GM but just thought id throw that out their for another option.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-08-2013, 09:18 AM
bighatchy bighatchy is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 124
bighatchy is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gpence View Post
GM 1 wire 120 amp alt. Just for the simple fact that if & when that taurus alt goes bad its gonna cost ya what?? $200 for a new one or around a $100 to have it rebuilt. Where as the GM is dirt cheap new/used/rebuilt. I know its a GM part blah blah blah & I hate useing anything GM but just thought id throw that out their for another option.
True they are not an inexpensive alt to go buy at the parts store. But I would just go back to the boneyard and get another. I know some of the other guys have picked up more than one when they did the conversion in the first place

Btw...gm, dodge, ford...who cares. Isn't that what hot rodding is all about? No backlash here! I look forward to all the junk people are going to talk when they hear about the engine swap I'm going to do
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-08-2013, 10:30 AM
gpence's Avatar
gpence gpence is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Palmyra
Posts: 840
gpence is starting off with a positive reputation.
Greg Pence
Lol. I'm doing the GM 1 wire in mine just because their isn't a single good part on any worthless tuarus ever made and most of the alt's are a nitemare to get off of them. Mite as well slap a pintos badge on that pile of **** car and call it a day. Dang alt's for them are worth more than the stupid cars worth. Hahaha
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-08-2013, 01:48 PM
tbear853's Avatar
tbear853 tbear853 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Posts: 1,724
tbear853 has a good reputation on FTE.tbear853 has a good reputation on FTE.
I was at my My brother in law's place over the holidays ... he lives in Conyers Ga now, he did live in Muscadine, Alabama .... and commuted to his job in Atlanta .... high miles. His 1996 Mercury Sable will trip 500,000 miles in the very very near future. Transmission was rebuilt once, it's had some ball joints, tie rod ends, brakes, and some vacume tubing replaced .... but it get's the job done.
__________________
There's 2007 and there's 1977...
...
two good years for trucks ...



...
and whatever you do, Have a Safe Trip!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-08-2013, 03:04 PM
jbancroft jbancroft is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 137
jbancroft is starting off with a positive reputation.
3G taurus alternator - 23-35 at an arizona junkyard. add on external regulator kit to allow the guages to work, 27 - so 65 total +/- and you have 130 amps.

cheaper than the conversion kit that only gives you 80 (at full driving speed btw, not idle, where you really need the power if you are running an electric fan and AC), cheaper than the aftermarket boosted 1G, cheaper than the AutoBone or O'really? 3g rebuit.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-08-2013, 04:54 PM
gpence's Avatar
gpence gpence is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Palmyra
Posts: 840
gpence is starting off with a positive reputation.
Greg Pence
Who in their right mind would want to fight 3 or 4 alt's off of taurus's ? I can understand why a shop charges $500 to do it on top of he $200 for the alt. In the book it calls for the motor to be lifted up so you can get to the thing. Yeah you can break out the BFE & crowbar to make it a little easyer but its still a PIA.

Yep I'm sticking with the GM 1 wire. Who honestly needs a full 130 amps at idle? I mean come on if a 70 amp alt can handle a thumper radio or four 210 watt off road lights what's the point? No I can't run the radio & the lights at the same time but if the lights are on I should prolly be watching the road not jamming out to the tunes right......
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-08-2013, 10:08 PM
kwe45919's Avatar
kwe45919 kwe45919 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 350
kwe45919 is starting off with a positive reputation.
You can buy new 3G alts for around $100. They're pleanty of them out there just have to think out side the box. My brand new one was $92 shipped to my door and no, it isn't a rebuilt one. I may have spent a few extra minutes finding one on the net, but it was worth it. Ended up getting it from a engine shop that was in Dallas TX. Matter of fact, I decided against the GM 1 wire alt because i could only find it in chrome at the time I was lookin' for one. Then of course I happened across a chrome GM Sagnaw pump with case and hardware for dirt cheap.......hind site, should have went with the GM alt to match the PS pump.
__________________
Building "Daddy's Beast" A 390FE Production
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2013, 10:08 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Older, Classic & Antique Trucks > 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 F150 5.0 Country705 Small Block V8 (221, 260, 289, 5.0/302, 5.8/351W) 9 04-22-2013 08:06 PM
F-1 Transmission Swap Tug Hercules 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 09-27-2012 12:06 AM
Recommend Any Scenic Cruises for Motorcycle Rides? cigarxtc Oklahoma Chapter 11 09-19-2012 07:48 AM
SOLD!!!!! 1972 Ford F 350 Dually Flatbed . FULLY RESTORED - Fresh resto Mad_max Vehicles for Sale 2 09-18-2012 08:30 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup